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Any Companion You'd Like As Main Character Again?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by DatsRight, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Am I supposed to laugh?"

    Well, duh. She was carrying the Legendary Pokemon in her arms. Ironically, she had more plot relevance than Serena.
  2. janejane6178

    janejane6178 XY over SM (ew) ANYDAY!!!! <3 (Anything actually)

  3. axelme

    axelme Well-Known Member

    i would love misty and brock to come back permanently. they are still the 2 best in my opinion.

    the only other companions i would even consider coming back to be okay would be may

    iris and cilan were just awful. easily the worst of any
    dawn was okay but i still wouldnt want to see her again
    clement and serena...no. clement i wouldnt mind but serena is right up there with cilan and iris as unwatchable for me

    honestly i wouldnt mind of this generation brought one or more of the classmates into generation 8. like, maybe after competing in a league or seeing what else is out there from their trip to kanto some of the classmates gets inspired to travel. kiawe would obviously make the most sense but maybe also lilly or lana.

    would never happen because i know that , since misty and brock companions are ditched for the new series but i wouldnt mind bringing some ot them over again
  4. Kintaro

    Kintaro Banned

    Ok, jan
  5. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    Dawn's development is complete, there is nothing more she can gain by traveling with Ash. And that unfortunately applies to the majority of the companions.

    Clemont and Bonnie are the only non-SM main characters who feel like they'd fit in, since they have big, bright personalities to make up for their lack of obvious motivation in chaperoning Ash. Unfortunately, any role they could provide is more or less compressed by Clemont's own son, Rotom.

    I'd like to see Rotom become a permanent member of the cast like Wobbuffet because he neatly compresses a lot of prior roles, which allows other characters the opportunity to be unique. Rotom combines the exposition/analysis of info dumps like Brock and Cilian, with the wide-eyed naiivety and energy of child characters like Bonnie or BW Ash. He can also offer meta commentary as jokes which would otherwise be out of place coming from other characters.
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  6. Kintaro

    Kintaro Banned

    Technically every old main characters development is "complete." I mean there's no real other place to take older characters. For example Misty has gotten far stronger as a Gym leader than when she was tagging with Ash, Brock was aimless on the cast for years and now he's a doctor, etc. Other supporting characters like Cilan, Bonnie/Clemont, etc, all did as much as the writers could do with them.

    I do kinda wish the Contests were revisited in a set of specials especially now that Serena is doing them. They could technically still progress May and Dawn since they're the only other ones with active goals, but again it wouldn't be much more than them winning more ribbons or getting new pokemon.
  7. victini8

    victini8 Member

    I’d like to see May come back... permanently. But that's just my opinion though. But with my recent fan fiction series, I actually had someone else going to Alola, a new generation instead of letting Ash go to Alola.
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  8. AznKei

    AznKei Badass girls saving their boyfriends. XD

    In my Serena fan project in which is about her post-XY adventure, she meets and potentially travels with a girl who is unfamiliar about the Pokemon world. You could make them a deeper adventure together than just having Serena participating into contests alone.
  9. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    The characters with poor motivation are easier to fit back in the cast, because their reasons for traveling with Ash aren't clearly tied with region-specific goals. That's why Dawn wouldn't work anymore - she's an experienced Coordinator who has already gone through her rookie year of triumphs and disappointments. The same has applied to Iris, with her Axew/Excadrill and Drayden plotlines resolved within Unova. A veteran isn't as interesting to watch as a scrappy rookie, and to reset Dawn would be unnatural...look at Ash.

    Gym Leaders don't have to have specific goals to travel because they're already accomplished trainers, but their role in the cast as veterans is to provide personality, commentary, and information.

    Given this, I think SM solved many major character questions of prior series by having a stationary setting. Now the cast could afford to have smaller-scale goals or no goals at all. They could show more consistent, believable interests and habits instead of relying on running jokes or being a connoisseur of everything like Cilian was.

    Ironically...I think had Serena not kissed Ash, her development was poor enough, and motivation nebulous enough, she could have slotted back in fairly easily for a future series. But that kiss was a permanent step forward and she can never get a second chance at redemption.
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  10. Peter Harrison

    Peter Harrison Well-Known Member

    Mostly Dawn. Since DP was the first series I watched and Dawn’s character was quite funny and had a well balanced Pokemon team.
    Leonhart likes this.
  11. Ignition

    Ignition Obliterated a god with the power of friendship

    I’d want Kiawe to stay on the main cast. He’s my favorite companion and he’s the perfect blend of competent and easy going
  12. SatoSereFan224888

    SatoSereFan224888 Well-Known Member

    To be honest, no former companion should return in Galar. If I had to choose one, it would be Serena. However I think it’s unlikely she will return in Galar. I feel though in Galar, there should be a new hero for the anime. It’s time for Ash to give up on becoming a Pokemon master and instead become a tutor for trainers starting out on journeys.
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  13. AznKei

    AznKei Badass girls saving their boyfriends. XD

    Lol you're going to be nuts if you believe Ash is going to retire as a main character in any future series. They either make him the main character of the show or kill it completely, no stuffs of him being a full-time tutor/father/mentor ever.
  14. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    He's a decent character, although I fear that if he stays beyond SM, he might become the next Takeshi in the sense that he might overstay his welcome if he hangs out with Satoshi for too long.
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  15. Squirtachu

    Squirtachu Pokemon master

    Probably Dawn, Cilan and Brock. I would like to see Kiawe stay too.
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  16. Dream Lad

    Dream Lad Banned

    Serena. Popular. Currently trying to gain life XP, which means the writers can thrust her into whatever Galar-specific activity they want to showcase. Get that easy ratings boost by sailing that ship further. Not to mention, she looks at home in those female PC outfits.
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  17. Xenon Blue

    Xenon Blue No Hard Feelings

    Just bring back Paul and I will happily be invested in this show again :) in other words I'm not getting invested in this show
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  18. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    I recall someone in the writing staff mentioning that they'd like to see him come back a few years ago, and I personally wouldn't be opposed to it since he was a really good rival unlike some of the newer ones that we've had.
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  19. Shuriken Throw

    Shuriken Throw Well-Known Member

    Dawn, she is easily the best developed Pokemon character, she from barely taking a loss to using it to do so much more,

    Dawn is determined, confident, and works well in teams. And she is very kind and optimistic.
    She's determined to do her best at almost everything and she teaches you to never give up.
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  20. Emelie

    Emelie Bookworm

    To be honest almost anybody could work since nobody succeeded at their goals. :p

    I always wondered why the characters with clear goals aren't allowed to achieve their dreams? It's not like we are going to see them again with the exception of small cameos. Especially Serena and Iris who didn't even get cameos at all.

    It kind of leaves you hanging...

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